Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Tostock Gardners' Arms
Tostock Gardners' Arms
formerly Garden House, Gardeners' Arms
Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:
Takeaway and delivery food. Dinners from 5.30 till 8.30 Monday to Saturday, 12 till 5 Sunday's.
Orders taken by phone throughout the day. 01359 270460
See website for menu. There are also menus posted outside the pub. Sunday roast takeaway 1230-1530.
Pub has also set up Tostock Community Shop, open Tuesday - Saturday 1730 to 2000.
Real Ale is sold here.
Church Rd, IP30 9PA
grid reference TL 955 636
owner/operator: Hawthorn Leisure
Situated in a charming village just two miles off the A14 this fine 14th century building retains the original low beams & stone floor in the public bar. Darts, pool & crib are played here. The large lounge has a big open fireplace. Home cooked food is served in the potting shed & tasty snacks throughout the pub. The large enclosed garden & patio are wonderful for families in the summer. The fireplace was built from stone taken from the abbey at Bury after it was destroyed during the dissolution.
It was renamed late-2014 or early-2015 at the time when the pub ceased to be a Greene King pub.
The pub's original name comes from Squire Gardener, who owned the village in the 14th century. It was changed about 2015 because the new owner was called Gardner.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Evening meals
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 2.4 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)